Bible: Matthew 24:15-31
The Abomination of Desolation
24:15 “So when you see the abomination of desolation 1 – spoken about by Daniel the prophet – standing in the holy place (let the reader understand), 24:16 then those in Judea must flee 2 to the mountains. 24:17 The one on the roof 3 must not come down 4 to take anything out of his house, 24:18 and the one in the field must not turn back to get his cloak. 24:19 Woe 5 to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing their babies in those days! 24:20 Pray 6 that your flight may not be in winter or on a Sabbath. 24:21 For then there will be great suffering 7 unlike anything that has happened 8 from the beginning of the world until now, or ever will happen. 24:22 And if those days had not been cut short, no one would be saved. But for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short. 24:23 Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ 9 or ‘There he is!’ do not believe him. 24:24 For false messiahs 10 and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. 24:25 Remember, 11 I have told you ahead of time. 24:26 So then, if someone 12 says to you, ‘Look, he is in the wilderness,’ 13 do not go out, or ‘Look, he is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe him. 24:27 For just like the lightning 14 comes from the east and flashes to the west, so the coming of the Son of Man will be. 24:28 Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures 15 will gather. 16
The Arrival of the Son of Man
24:29 “Immediately 17 after the suffering 18 of those days, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven will be shaken. 19 24:30 Then 20 the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, 21 and 22 all the tribes of the earth will mourn. They 23 will see the Son of Man arriving on the clouds of heaven 24 with power and great glory. 24:31 And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet blast, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven 25 to the other.